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Wednesday, 14 August 2013

Butterflies & Moths in Rheinhessen

Attached are some photo's from a recent walk along the Rheinterrasse way from Alsheim to Oppenheim, near Mainz in Germany and from the surrounding land.  There were hundreds of Silver Y, day flying moths, Syngrapha interrogationis (above & below), which also migrate to England and can be seen in Sussex now.

A Jersey Tiger moth was an exciting sight.

This Brown hairstreak, Thecla betulae was also wonderful to see in a private nature reserve in Alsheim.
It is a great walk to Oppenheim to one of the finest Gothic churches on the Rhine.

For some of the finest wines from this region click here for details for Karl Breth, whom I have known since our teenage years... a long time!
Other wildlife to spot include Roe deer and some colourful Shieldbugs such as Graphosoma lineatum bonking below.  Click this link for more info;  

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